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WITH NAMES FROM THE NEWS

New York Times, Sunday, December 19, 1943

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 74, Avg Word Len: 5.35, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 656 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 158, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 97
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© 1943, The New York TimesNo. 97
Across
1. The main front. : RUSSIAN
8. White Russian generals. : WINTERS
15. The best defense. : OFFENSE
22. Female performer. : ARTISTE
23. Awakening. : AROUSAL
24. Reveled in. : GLORIED
25. Hues of kings. : PURPLES
26. Go back the same way. : RETRACE
27. Excess of liberty: British spelling. : LICENCE
28. ___ Khan III, Mohammedan leader. : AGA
29. Poker stake. : ANTE
31. Like inland ponds. : LAKY
32. The Italian Queen. : ELENA
34. Cape on Atlantic coast of Morocco. : NUN
35. The Bridge of San ___ Rey. : LUIS
37. Cassock. : SOUTANE
39. To a sailor's left. : APORT
40. In India, a cheap cigarette. : BIRI
41. Señor or Señorita. : LATIN
43. Chestnut horse. : ROAN
44. Arabia Felix, modern name. : YEMEN
46. Avenue. : STREET
48. "The world's mine ___, which I with sword will open." : OYSTER
50. Nullify. : UNDO
52. Invasion craft. : BARGE
54. British physicist (1840–1908). : ROSSE
55. Nazi dive-bombers. : STUKAS
57. What Queen Elizabeth is. : SCOT
59. Important isle of the Moluccas. : AMBON
61. Greek goddess of vengeance. : ARA
64. Synthetic rubber's first purpose. : TIRE
65. Steel blood-letter used on Wehrmacht. : STALIN
67. Consumers' weapon. : BOYCOTT
71. Mighty South African river. : ZAMBEZI
73. Dear: French. : CHERI
74. Pious agreements. : AMENS
76. Town on Douro River, Spain. : ROA
77. Robin ___, old Scottish air. : ADAIR
78. Nazi-ravaged Italian city. : MILANO
80. Jap city on Hokkaido island. : OTARU
81. Wife of Bragi: Norse myth. : IDUN
82. Island next to Lampedusa. : LINOSA
84. Fellow between wholesaler and retailer. : MIDDLEMAN
86. One of the last Jap bases, New Guinea. : MADANG
88. Chow. : EATS
89. Massive. : BEAMY
91. Peaceful. : IRENIC
93. Natural ecru color. : BEIGE
94. Corroded. : ATE
95. Coming battlefield. : BURMA
96. About. : ANENT
97. Turbulent Syrian mandate of France. : LEBANON
99. Concluding sonnet stanzas. : SESTETS
101. Mediterranean three-masted ships. : XEBECS
103. Lower wall molding. : DADO
104. Tipsy tosspot. : SOT
105. Church alcoves. : APSES
107. Huge. : VAST
108. Size. : LENGTH
110. Short stalk. : STIPE
113. Recaptured Dodecanese isle. : SAMOS
115. Stock Exchange gambling: Colloq. : SPEC
117. Card game. : ECARTE
121. Scram: Shakespearean. : AROINT
123. Creator. : MAKER
125. Of an epoch. : ERAL
127. Hanker. : YEARN
128. Feminine form of David. : VIDA
129. British Ambassador to Spain. : HOARE
131. The Fate who cuts the thread of life. : ATROPOS
134. Garbed. : CLAD
135. Philippine fruit tree. : IBA
136. Island taken by Americans, Sept., 1943. : CAPRI
137. Further. : ABET
138. Betrayed. : SOLD
140. Mae West character. : LIL
141. Result. : OUTCOME
143. The color geranium lake. : NACARAT
146. Earth-and-stone deposit of a glacier. : MORAINE
148. Not consumed. : UNEATEN
149. Ancient country of Italy. : ETRURIA
150. Epic poems. : EPOPEES
151. To commit justice. : REDRESS
152. Columnar: rare. : STELENE
153. Removes from power. : DEPOSES
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1. Seaport, Genova Province, treaty of 1920. : RAPALLO
2. Brazil's little neighbor. : URUGUAY
3. ___ Settlements: capital, Singapore. : STRAITS
4. Taste to test. : SIP
5. ___ de Piños. : ISLA
6. Solar disks. : ATENS
7. Sage old Greek. : NESTOR
8. Total destruction. : WAR
9. Neutral country. : IRELAND
10. Jap chiaroscuro. : NOTAN
11. Interested spectator of the Dodecanese. : TURKEY
12. Isaiah. : ESAY
13. The A. A. A. in Great Britain. : RAC
14. Unexpectedly successful movie: slang. : SLEEPER
15. Optical flirt. : OGLER
16. Fire stones. : FLINTS
17. Turkish port on Gulf of Smyrna. : FOCA
18. Before. : ERE
19. Dunderheads. : NINNIES
20. Makes fast. : SECURES
21. Adherent of Britain's Foreign Secretary. : EDENITE
30. Word formed from the vowels of "seculorum amen," ending the Gloria Patri. : EUOUAE
33. "Ars ___, vita brevis." : LONGA
36. Poses. : SITS
38. Basks in sunshine. : TANS
39. Famous make of violin. : AMATI
40. Cayuse. : BRONC
42. Snarers. : NETTERS
45. Nazi GHQ for Salerno battle. : EBOLI
47. Gold weights. : TROYS
49. Andean peak, Colombia, 17,390 feet high. : RUIZ
51. Belgian U-boat base, World War I. : OSTEND
53. Glowing coal. : EMBER
56. Abd-el ___, Riff chieftain. : KRIM
58. Jap islands, including Turk. : CAROLINES
60. Good: Latin. : BONUM
61. Handsome garden flowers. : AZALEAS
62. Send out heat. : RADIATE
63. Lovers: French. : AMANTES
65. Somewhat illicit. : SHADY
66. Swimming. : NATANT
68. Decrees. : ORDAINS
69. Bomb-shot town, South Burma. : TOUNGOO
70. A new and unexpected tack. : TANGENT
72. Flora and fauna. : BIOS
73. The dramatic punch. : CLIMAX
75. What the Peanut Vendor cries. : MANI
79. Moslem priest. : IMAM
80. Straws in the wind. : OMENS
81. Notion. : IDEA
83. Touches upon. : ABUTS
85. Builds. : ERECTS
87. Abbey leadership. : ABBOTCY
90. Irishmen. : ERSES
92. Tribe. : CLAN
95. Place in a sty. : BEPEN
96. Lower one's self. : ABASE
98. Next Governor of New Jersey. : EDGE
100. Building material: Sp. : TAPIA
102. Summon forth. : EVOKE
103. Removes bottle tops. : DECAPS
106. Island next to Luzon. : SAMAR
108. Nazi-stormed Dodecanese isle. : LERO
109. She: Latin. : HAEC
110. Redeemer of mankind. : SAVIOUR
111. Roman official. : TRIBUNE
112. Impregnated with antiseptic. : IODATED
114. Heroes of Tarawa. : MARINES
116. Relate to. : PERTAIN
118. Gathers round the flag. : RALLIES
119. Soldier under construction. : TRAINEE
120. Boringly long. : ENDLESS
122. The waters of London. : THAMES
124. Crumbled New Britain base. : RABAUL
126. Bulked large. : LOOMED
130. Starts. : OPENS
132. ___ Haute, Ind. : TERRE
133. Incline. : SLOPE
136. Dove nest. : COTE
137. "God's little ___." : ACRE
139. Fall. : DROP
142. Vehicle. : CAR
144. Coin of Siam. : ATT
145. To: Scot. : TAE
147. Mindanao peak, the Philippine Everest. : APO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 93 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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